President Joe Biden is requesting a $920 million increase to the NIH budget in fiscal year 2024, a 1.93% boost. Of that amount, $503 million, or nearly 55%, is slated for NCI, keeping funding for the majority of other NIH institutes and centers at FY23 levels.
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Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College of the City University of New York have received a five-year, $13.3 million grant renewal from NCI to address cancer health disparities.
Mark KelleyMelissa FishelMark Kelley and Melissa Fishel, two researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, received a five-year, $2.4 million grant from NCI to explore therapies that target the critical pathways pancreatic tumors use to survive.